Find detailed technical information on your Acura RL’s operation & maintenance, including online owner’s manuals & guides. Note: If you have downloaded an RL service manual PDF from another source in the Acura RL – Factory Service Manual ().zip. Get DIY detailed auto repair information for a Acura RL from the name you trust – Chilton.

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In pre-MMC models, the gear selector had to be put in manual mode for the paddle shifters to operate. The driver selected a cruise speed and could set a timed following distance of 2.

In andall models came standard with “genuine curly maple wood majual trim. The night vision mznual used a separate heads-up type display reflected from the front lower center windshield. The revised sedan was released on July 1, to dealerships. In the rear, Archived from the original on 9 April Curb weights increased for Archived from the original on Manuak 16, The new RL featured extensive aerodynamic design treatment servjce details such as industry-first aura side glass, plus underbody covers and diffusers to reduce lift, resulting in a very low drag coefficient of 0.

Some have suggested that the Acura RL’s failure in the market was due to its initial pricing which was perceived to be out of its bracket. OnStar was deleted as a feature from all trim levels.

This resonator was designed to absorb the resonances generated by rough road surfaces such as highway seams. Archived from the original on January 25, If you have questions about software updates or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, you may contact Acura Client Relations at or use the dealer locator to find your dealer. An integrated rearview camera could be added to the non-navigation Base model as a dealer installed option.


The result was a dramatic reduction in engine and exhaust noise. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Acura RL – Wikipedia

Ina larger navigation system screen was added for the model year. The Owner’s Manual explains the various features and functions of your Acura, offers operation tips and suggestions for vehicle care and maintenance, provides specific details on safety systems, and includes comprehensive technical specifications.

Furthermore, they did not perceive the Acura brand as being on par with its German rivals and expected more value from the Japanese marque, particularly with more expensive offerings as opposed to entry-level offerings like the Acura TL which were much more successful in their price brackets. Mid-size luxury car E. Unlike many in-car navigation systems, the Alpine DVD-based navigation unit allowed the driver to change destinations and routes “on the fly” while driving, rather than being locked out unless the car was in Park.

While RLs have reportedly low incidence of complaints with the premium Michelin Pilot MXM4 srevice season tires, the opposite was true of the top-of-the-line Honda Odyssey Touring model minivan equipped with Michelin Energy LX4 PAX tires that allegedly did not live up to their promise of long tread life and easy replacement.


If the driver still does not caura and the collision is deemed unavoidable, the RL retracts and locks seatbelts and brakes hard. In Octoberthe Acura RL was named by Consumer Reports [56] as the most reliable new car among luxury sedans, one of five Honda models so honored in their respective categories.

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Also unique at the time was two-way communication via AcuraLink satellite communication. Archived from the original on 23 August Simulated woodgrain trim was added to the steering wheel and the top of the shifter, to emphasize the RL’s upscale aspirations compared to its less costly TL and TSX siblings.

The RL was also the servjce Acura to use the numeric designation i. Reasons for discontinuing the PAX run-flat system were several, one big reason probably being the class-action suit against Honda and Michelin. In exterior length, the RL grew slightly by 2.

Unlike its predecessor ANC, Active Sound Control was now linked to throttle position and engine RPM to provide a quieter cockpit during normal cruising, yet allowed more of the new 3.

InAcura introduced the Acura 3. A host of other features had also been available since the car’s introduction in latesome of which are detailed in the Manuxl section below.